With the weather so beautiful in the first week of my Easter break, I have been trying to cram as many hours in the garden as possible as I have lots of new projects this year and this is the ideal time to get them all started so they have the rest of the Spring and Summer to establish.
For the last 2 years, I have exhibited at Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, but this year, I decided to have a rest from the show and spend the time in my own patch. The Easter holidays are usually a time when I am tearing about preparing materials and planting etc for my stand, so this year it has been wonderful to step back a little and actually invest some more time in my own garden.
If you follow my blog, you will know that in February, I opened up a part of the garden that I had not really used much before and this area is going to be my focus this year. I have decided to call the whole idea, ‘Project B&B’….. as I am very much developing this area with bees and butterflies in mind. Through a combination of focused planting and habitat creation, I hope to show how you can really make a difference in your own patch… even if you only have a small area to put aside for them. I know I am lucky enough to have quite a large area to develop, but over the coming months, I hope to share all that I do and inspire you to maybe try something on a smaller scale. When you zoom out on Google Earth and look at the network of gardens in the UK, it makes you realise that we are, in fact, in control of a huge potential nature reserve and if we all did a little bit, the overall effect would be massive!
Having my daughter home from university after nearly completing her first year of her Graphic Design degree has meant that I was able to get her to do some images for my logo….. I am really pleased with what she came up with…